Fri.Jul 31, 2020

The Next Supply Chain Capacity Expansion Will Be….


In the current environment, the big push for production and the biggest shortfalls in capacity is for test kits. Recent reports identify that the level of testing is far below what they need to be, and despite their best efforts, test kit manufacturers and laboratories are not able to keep up, due to shortages of reagents, equipment, and other issues. The next big push, of course, is going to be in vaccines. A recent article noted that the U.S. has invested as much as $2.1

How Will Peak Season Logistics Management Evolve During Disruption?


The pressure to better manage and evolve peak season logistics before the holidays has never been higher in this era of uncertainty. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains the name of the game in peak season logistics planning.


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How a More Sustainable Supply Chain Reduces Cost, Time, & Risk

Industry Star

If we learn nothing else from the current COVID-induced climate, it’s that sustainability is linked to both the short- and long-term successes of your business.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO


[link] An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Join Provenance as the Executive Assistant to our Founder and CEO


Provenance is using tech to power the transparency movement – helping brands bring their supply chain and impact behind products to shoppers that care, enabling a more conscious, fair, and low-impact consumption. We are hiring an Executive Assistant to support our Founder and CEO, Jessi Baker.

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Good AI vs. Bad AI


Blue Yonder and WMG, University of Warwick recently released a report exploring the digital readiness of today’s retail supply chains with only 15% of global retailers reporting prescriptive or autonomous supply chains driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

No return to the pre-crisis level

BluJay Solutions

MM Logistik reports on important changes in the supply chain in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bristlecone Flash – July 2020


NIRAV PATEL APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BRISTLECONE. This week, we announced that Nirav Patel, a long-time Cognizant Executive, has been named President and CEO of Bristlecone.

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Latest software from BluJay gives organizations the ability to navigate between supply chains worldwide

BluJay Solutions

Emerce published BluJay’s press release about the 20.2 software release. The article sums up the improvements which are included in version 20.2 and quotes David Landau on the latest update. Read the full story here.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

The Future of Digital Supply Chains

Blue Ridge

What does the future of digital supply chains look like? Industry 4.0 has uncertainty locked and loaded. With e-commerce creating (even more) unpredictable demand, it's time to embrace digitalization. Blogs and Articles

Understanding Inventory Weighted Average Cost and Inventory Valuation


It’s hard to determine if you’re going to reach revenue goals if you don’t know much your inventory is worth. For ecommerce businesses, keeping track of inventory and its value is crucial.

Force Majeure: A Non-Issue When it Comes to COVID Supply Chain Disruptions


Early in the pandemic, many lawyers were licking their chops, thinking about the stream of force majeure lawsuits that would be coming their way, with manufacturers suing suppliers, and vice versa, all using force majeur as a contractual escape hatch given the shortages and disruptions occurring across the supply chain. Well, hate to tell you guys, but this isn’t going to be the case.

Episode 89 - Quirks of Australian Logistics

Aborn and Co.

In this episode, Consulting Logistics host, Kyle MacNaught, will chat with Richard Duncan at DKN Supply Chain. In this conversation they will discuss: Shipping Challenges in Australia. How COVID-19 affected the outback. Exciting innovations occurring down under episode.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25 – 31)

Logistics Viewpoints

As my colleague Clint Reiser pointed out in last week’s news round-up, baseball is back. And while the season will look a lot different than in years past, it is back. At least until it isn’t.

Quirks of Australian Logistics

Aborn and Co.

In this episode, Consulting Logistics host, Kyle MacNaught, will chat with Richard Duncan at DKN Supply Chain. In this conversation they will discuss: Shipping Challenges in Australia. How COVID-19 affected the outback. Exciting innovations occurring down under episode.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 31, 2020)

Talking Logistics

In the past four weeks, I’ve replaced a broken water heater, a broken AC coil, and worn out tires on two cars. Things age, wear out, and break down. I turn 50 this weekend. Boys supposedly stop developing at 18, so despite leading an active life, I’ve been slowly wearing down for 32 years.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 07/24/20 – 07/30/20

All Things Supply Chain

General Mills Adds More Outsourcing Partners as It Aims to Meet Packaged-Food Demand General Mills Inc. is relying more and more on third-party manufacturers to meet heightened demand for its products, but… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up coronavirus supply chain news weekly wrap-up

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Strategic Automated Fulfillment Solutions vs Guesswork: How to Ensure You Get the Right Result

Invata Intralogistics

The Good News: If you’re considering automating your fulfillment process, or optimizing an existing automated fulfillment operation, there are a lot of automated fulfillment solutions to choose from out there. The Bad News: With so many choices available, making the wrong choice becomes a lot easier.

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Resurge in business during Covid-19 sees WMS investment


A New Jersey based order fulfillment start-up has grown its customer base from zero to 25,000 orders per month, in under 10 weeks and during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Customer Stories

Freight Optimization Capabilities that Drive Success for Your Transportation Strategy


As the transportation industry continues to evolve, optimization functionality must advance to keep up.

How Ecommerce Enablers are Expanding Online Businesses Cross Border


The high penetration of the internet and the increase in the adoption of social media globally is rooting the need for expansion of online businesses cross-border.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Optimizing Spare Parts Inventory for Manufacturing

Vanguard Software

Leading service organizations have implemented advanced planning systems, like Vanguard Predictive Planning™, developed to manage spare parts. Inventory Optimization Supply Planning

Parents Face Difficult School Choices This Fall

Enterra Insights

The coronavirus pandemic and the continued spread of COVID-19 has parents of school-age children in a quandary. In some cases, they face three choices: send children back to school; home school students; or participate in distance learning programs. Some school districts are eliminating the choice of sending students physically back to school and are only providing online classes.[1] 1] Numerous factors must be considered when making decisions about how and where to educate students.